Ministry of Textiles directs all the manufacturers, importers, processors, traders of jute and jute textiles to mark or print or brand the items of jute and jute textiles

Feb 11, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Ministry of Textiles on January 15, 2020 directs all the manufacturers, importers, processors, traders of jute and jute textiles to mark/ print/ brand the items of jute and jute textiles (Page 3) so as to ensure proper implementation of the Jute Packaging Materials Act of 1987, and as a counter measure to impose checks and restrictions on use of non-eligible category of jute bags for packaging of specified class or classes of commodities and percentage.

Further, Ministry of Textiles directs all the manufacturers / suppliers / traders / importers of jute and jute textiles to abide by the following stipulations:

(a) Printing shall be made with indelible ink and total Marking/ Printing / branding size shall be at least 2 inches per letter,

(b) In every imported jute bag / sacking/cloth of below 25 inches in width, there should be four consecutive RED warp threads, at a distance of about 150 mm from one of the edge of the jute bag / sacking / cloth, and four consecutive GREEN warp threads at a distance of about 30 cm from the other edge of the jute bag / sacking / cloth.

(c) The above marking/ printing/ branding wll be applicable to every spectrum starting from Import, production, Trading, and Marketing across all the sectors.

(d) Every bag or sacking or jute textile cloth or fabric will be branded at the point of origin.

(e) Suitable action as per provision of Jute and Jute Textiles Control Order, 2016 will be taken for any violations of this order. 

(f) The aforesaid printing /marking/branding instructions will not be applicable for jute bags meant for export purposes.

The aforesaid order will be valid until further order(s).  

[Notification No. S.O. 533(E)]


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